Group run

I’m board of all these games…let’s just have some good clean fun!

19 runners ran 7.8km to help the Toothill Farmhouse Junior Youth Club in Swindon.

  • Paul Bonner
  • Helen Saville
  • Mike Oakes
  • Sarah Quinn
  • Emma Sperring
  • Jo O'Leary
  • Kay Scarrott
  • Tracy Kingsley
  • Richard Curtis
  • Jason Higgs
  • Lily
  • Andrew Pitts
  • Tracey C
  • Sam Coxon
  • Hannah Garraway
  • David Garraway
  • Jake
  • Jaime Wesemael
Tuesday, 28th of January 2020
Led by Richard Curtis

This week, we scrabbled together a team of 19 great GoodGym’ers to clean a kitchen and sort some board games!

This week’s achievements:

  • Welcome along to Sarah for her first GoodGym Swindon task

  • Congratulations to Jo for the unveiling of her shiny new 50 good deeds black t-shirt

  • Well done to everyone at GoodGym for completing the January challenge of 8,000 Good Deeds, and 10,0000km in January – 113 deeds and over 1,700 of which were from Swindonian GoodGym’ers!

Before we left the Oasis, this week’s icebreaker was in honour of the late Nicholas Parsons, who presented ‘Just a Minute’ on Radio 4 well into his 90’s. We shared who was the most inspiring older person we had worked or volunteered with.

This was an icebreaker that really provoked some interesting and poignant stories. These were a real mix of fondly remembered family members and friends who worked to a ripe age before sadly passing away, to inspiring tales of people still actively contributing to parkrun, their workplace, or charities into their 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 100’s!

Inspired by these tales, we were soon off running and chatting, although maybe not through 'Manningtree' (Mannington Rec) marshes as per Rector Run Leader Richard’s original route!

We arrived at Toothill Farmhouse, and split into two groups. But this was no trivial pursuit – team 1 sorted a heap of board games, while team 2 gave the kitchen a winter spring clean.

Need a cluedo of who did what?! Was it Mr White in the kitchen with the fairy liquid… or did he have a monopoly on mug cleaning?

We soon had the kitchen spic and span, and the games shifted and sorted, not to mention our hot drinks quaffed, and biccies bitten.

Back at the Oasis, we shared what’s coming soon!

Next week’s Group Run we’re painting and DIY’ing for Men in Sheds @ Chippenham Close Community Centre. Sign up here!

We’re also on the lookout for Run Report Writers. We have a small team, and we could do with two or three more to help out. Is this something YOU could help with? It doesn't take up much of your time and can be as short or as long as you like! You also don't need be an English Literature Expert to write our reports; anything goes at GoodGym. Please come forward and help out!

Also, how about an Easter Social. What should we do, where should we go? Any ideas – get in touch in the comments!

Report written by Mike Oakes

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Emma Sperring
Emma Sperring
Thursday January 30th, 2020 11:58

Loving the Board Game ♟puns Mike! Well done - another excellent report from you! 😊👍

Thursday January 30th, 2020 12:48

Another great group run - another clean fridge :)

Jo O'Leary
Jo O'Leary
Thursday January 30th, 2020 20:14

Fab report Mike! 👏👏

Helen Saville
Helen Saville
Thursday January 30th, 2020 20:24

Youre the king of puns!!

Thursday January 30th, 2020 23:12

Yay 😀 so funny 😂 great job Mike 😁

Mike Oakes
Mike Oakes
Friday January 31st, 2020 21:47

Thanks all! 😁

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Richard Curtis
Led by Richard Curtis

GoodGym Swindon Run Leader

Runners helping out
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Jo O'Leary
  • Report Writer

    Will be in charge of writing the run report

    • Mike Oakes
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Emma Sperring

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